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Daniel O'Connell was born on 6 August 1775, the son of Morgan O'Connell and Catherine O'Mullane He married Mary O'Connell (his third cousin), daughter of Thomas O'Connell and Ellen Tuohy, on 23 June 1802. He was also reported to have been married on 24 July 1802. He died on 15 May 1847 at age 71 at Genoa, Italy.
O'Connell was born at Carhan near Cahersiveen, County Kerry, to the O'Connells of Derrynane, a once-wealthy Roman Catholic family, that had been dispossessed of its lands. Among his uncles was Daniel Charles, Count O'Connell, an officer in the Irish Brigades of the French Army. A famous aunt was Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill, while Sir James O'Connell, 1st Baronet, was his younger brother. He was educated under the patronage of his wealthy bachelor uncle Maurice "Hunting Cap" O'Connell.
He had formed an early attachment to a distant cousin, Miss Mary O'Connell, of Tralee; but his uncle Maurice was bent on the rising hope of the family his adopted heir marrying " a fortune." The lovers were, therefore, obliged to conceal their attachment for a considerable time ; but at last, in 1802, were secretly united. This marriage, which O'Connell of Derrynane never quite forgave, caused some, though not an entire, change in the disposition of his property.  The couple had eleven children born to them, though only seven survived (four sons and three daughters). 
Daniel O'Connell, was often referred to as The Liberator or The Emancipator, was an Irish political leader in the first half of the 19th century. He campaigned for Catholic Emancipation—including the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament, denied for over 100 years—and repeal of the Act of Union which combined Great Britain and Ireland.
Children: all the sons were members of Parliament:
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